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  • The WPCA welcomes the Diamond Jubilee Trust's investment in care with dignityThe Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust established to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 60 year contribution to the Commonwealth will include care with dignity as one of its themes. As part of this theme, the Trust will invest in compassionate care for people living with chronic and terminal conditions. 23/05/2012 14:40:09
  • LIFE Before Death DVD - Buy one, give oneThis initiative enables organisations and activists in developing countries to receive a copy of the LIFE Before Death DVD at no cost. 22/05/2012 16:02:17
  • IAHPC announces new Friends of IAHPC websiteThe new website, set up by volunteers and members of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), aims to increase awareness and help promote hospice and palliative care worldwide. 31/05/2012 16:08:39
  • 20 to 26 May 2012 National Palliative Care Week AustraliaThe theme for the week is 'Some things are too important to be left unsaid...let's chat about dying' encouraging Australians to have a conversation with their loved ones about their needs and wishes. 15/05/2012 11:24:34
  • Updated children and young people's palliative care toolkitAn updated version of the West Midlands Children and Young People's Palliative Care Toolkit is available to download from the Together for Short Lives website. 24/05/2012 15:25:38
  • CureSearch for Children's Cancer websiteA Spanish translation of the CureSearch for Children's Cancer website now availaible, making medical content about children's cancer available to parents and families whose children have cancer. 24/05/2012 15:17:42
  • 18 to 25 May 2012 Children's Hospice WeekChildren's Hospice Week is the UK's biggest awareness and fundraising week for children's hospice services. The theme for the week is 'be a hero' and culminates on Superhero Friday a special hero-inspired day of activities. 18/05/2012 13:15:03
  • Official launch of new Centre for the Promotion of Excellence in Palliative CareThe Centre for the Promotion of Excellence in Palliative Care (CPEP) which aims to transform end of life care in the UK is a partnership between De Montfort University's School of Nursing and Midwifery (DMU) and LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice. 25/05/2012 11:01:51
  • LIFE Before DeathA milestone was reached this week when the LIFE Before Death project released the final installment in a collection of short films about the crisis in untreated pain and the transformative effects that pain management and palliative care services can bring to patients and families. 18/05/2012 12:00:39
  • Declaration on palliative care and MDR/XDR-TBThe editorial of the June 2012 issue of The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease calls on the TB and palliative care communities to work together to impove adherance to MDR/XDR-TB treatment and cure rates and to help relieve the suffering of all those affected by the disease. 17/05/2012 11:31:01
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